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Musee De La Piscine

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Address: 23 Rue de l'Esperance, 59100 Roubaix, France
Phone Number: 03 20 69 23 60
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An amazing collection of fantastic artworks

You will need at least a whole day to look round this amazing building and gallery. We spent an afternoon and it wasn't enough. Some of the finest artworks that I've seen.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You will need at least a whole day to look round this amazing building and gallery. We spent an afternoon and it wasn't enough. Some of the finest artworks that I've seen.

Thank AndyTN34
Bruges, Belgium
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the museum is in an old swimming pool, which makes it interesting in itself ! they have a collection of 19th century statues, mainly plaster ones, that i did not find that impressive, but they also have a collection of ceramics that is well worth seeing ! also a collection of paintings (mainly secular) which was interesting. There was a... More 

Thank Frank S
Kings Lynn
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in search of this gallery due to the excellent reviews on trip advisor. It did not disappoint. We parked in the station car park which was about 5 mins away. The gallery was well signposted and easy to find. The gallery building itself kept my husband occupied (chartered building suveyor) whilst I was very happy to enjoy the... More 

Thank Sue C
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great museum, suggested by my boyfriend, who wanted to suprise me with something original...and he succeeded! It is designed inside an old public pool and they kept the main swimming pool along which we can admire a lot of art items. I took many photos and it would take hours to download them here but I hope these will... More 

Thank Sophia S
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The reviews have it all - fine architecture in the use of the pool spaces designing a labrynth of pleasant surprises, intimate diversions to small rooms with layers of great diversity in ceramics, fabrics, sculpture, 1840-1950 painting in particular having dominance and deserving a second visit. Allow 2 hours and include the good value lunch at about E24 for 2... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This museum is amazingly great: unique location, very good and extremely diverse collection, and with very friendly staff. Beware of the opening times - Saturday morning is closed until 13.00.

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Ithaca, New York
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118 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

My husband and I took the short train ride from Lille, where we were spending a few days, to Roubaix to see this amazing museum. La Piscine means the pool in French. During better times, when Roubaix was a center of the textile industry, La Piscine was the public pool of the town. Now it is a museum. The change... More 

Thank Florimond
Redhill, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Really liked the concept of this museum of art and sculpture being woven around such a beautiful Art Deco public baths building. Loved looking at exhibits in and around the old changing cubicles. We were disappointed by the catering. There is a restaurant with main meals but no cafe for lighter snacks and drinks. That said, well worth the drive... More 

Thank Phil S
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was my second visit to La Piscine, and I would certainly go again, as the temporary exhibitions change quite often. There are not many works by famous artists on show here, but it is still a very extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles and fashion, all displayed around an Art Deco swimming pool. There is also a restaurant... More 

Thank Karina C
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We came here by chance, as it was open on Tuesdays when most other things were shut. We're so glad we did. The museum is a brilliant tribute to an inspired architect's vision and it's sheer joy to walk around it. The exhibits are incredibly varied and a treat in themselves. Don't miss it!

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